If you haven't had the time to check Fofo by el Willy out when they first re-opened, worry not, we have tried and tasted it for your benefit! Rooftop bar and al fresco dining area, open and bright dining area along with fantastic tapas, and you've got yourself a great lunch and dinner spot smack right in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong! Check out all the good stuff we tried out under the cut.
Fofo by el Willy has recently got a facelift and a brand new menu, so we went over recently to see just how good everything on their new lunch menu is! The revamp has left the new Fofo with a brighter interior, and we absolutely adore the cute chubby penguins hanging off the ceiling, the perfect homage to its name. The bright and all-white decor left us feeling cosy and clean, with the dishes being the real hero at each visit.
In a Spanish restaurant, most dishes are ordered to be shared, and that's exactly what we did! We started off with some bite-size treats, and our all-time favourite would definitely have to be the Explosive Smoked Salmon Air Bag (HK$30/piece). Probably not the first thing you'd pick from the looks of it, but inside the thin-crusted puff pastry is a surprise you would not want to miss. Paired with a chunky piece of fresh salmon and you've got yourself the perfect canape.
The Lobster Mollete (price TBC) is essentially lobster roll in a bite, with toasted bread and a touch of caviar to kick it up a notch. The Bikini ($50/piece) is a Barcelona style toasted bread with Iberico Ham, Black Truffle, Mozzarella & Arugula, an absolute treat to toasties lovers like us, with a ton of melted cheese to boot.
For the seafood lovers, Fofo's Scallop Ceviche with Avocado & Crispy Shallots (HK$98) and Wild Caught French Sea-Bream with Red Prawn Sauce (HK$232) is what you must-have. The scallop ceviche is refreshing and addictive, with the soft texture of avocado and the crispy shallots, makes for a very interesting combination of texture. The sea-bream with red prawn sauce is served with a dash of fish broth to bring out the freshness of the prawn and fish, and together with the bed of tasty soft onions, spinach and mash, makes us want to lick our plates clean and order another round.
Us girls who love desserts actually got quite excited when we saw what came next. We are no strangers to Churros (HK$75) and Traditional Spanish Ice-Cream Sandwich (HK$48/piece), or at least the normal ice cream sandwiches, but the churros were toasty and crispy which contrasted perfectly with the vanilla ice cream, and all the more we were surprised by the striking mint and fruity raspberry flavours that could combine so well in a bite of the ice cream sandwich.
Those were our favourite dishes, but there are so many more than we have yet to try. But what we've learnt is that no matter what you do, make sure you leave room for desserts! We absolutely enjoyed our time at Fofo, and we can't wait to go back for dinner and a drink or two on the rooftop!
2-8 Wellington St
(852) 2900 2009
Written by Karen Chiang